== Book 24020150 ==

Burton Holmes Travel
Stories, Japan (1924)
by Eunice Tietjens

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is some light softness at the head and foot of the spine. The corners are lightly bumped. There are 4-5 areas around the inlaid picture on the front board where it is chipped. The gold guilt title on the spine is barely visible. There are two dings on the outside edges of both the front and back boards. Contents are tight and clean. No dust jacket and I believe none was issued.

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Tietjens, Eunice
Wheeler, William (editor)
Holmes, Burton (editor):
Japan, Korea and Formosa, Burton Holmes Travel Series, A Series of Informational Silent Readers, Chicago, Wheeler Publishing Company, 1924, dark blue cloth boards, front board with guilt title and enlaid picture, back board with embossed profile, title on spine in gold guilt, end papers are maps, large 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 3/4 in - 14 x 19 cm), 404 pp. The Burton series was intended provide "upper elementary grades" supplemental information in the study of geography. This book is not a numbered book in a series set. It is a stand-alone volume on Japan. The sections on Korea and Formosa are very short (less than 1/10 of the book). This book is well illustrated with 145+ black and white photographic plates. Of these illustrations, 66 are full page plates. I have seen this book listed as having a first printing of 1925 and described very similar to this. It could be that this book of 1924 is the first printing.

  • The Story of Japan
  • The Islands of Great Japan
  • Yokohama, the Door to Japan
  • Jinrikishas
  • Ironing Without Irons
  • The Way of the Buddha
  • Cherry Blossoms
  • Off the Beaten Path
  • From Cocoon to Kimono
  • Mount Fuji
  • Living in a Doll House
  • Children of Japan
  • Bamboo--a Friend Indeed
  • How They Dress in Japan
  • Shopping Manners
  • The Three Sights
  • The Human Ants at Nagasaki
  • Patient Peasants
  • Manners--a Fine Art
  • The Huge Wrestlers of Japan
  • The Boy's Festival
  • The Wonderful City of Kyoto
  • Strange Food
  • Hotels and Inns
  • Child Actors of the Matsuri
  • Growing Rice
  • Osaka--the Industrial City
  • Older Sisters
  • Feudal Castles
  • The Hundred Holly Places
  • The Army and Navy
  • Lovers and Flowers
  • Children's Games
  • A Vanishing Race
  • Writing with a Brush
  • Accomplished Persons
  • The Sacred Shrines of Nikko
  • Treasures of the Sea
  • Honorably Wet Weather
  • The Son of Heaven
  • The Temple Bells in Japan
  • Skilful Brown Fingers
  • Tiny Gardens
  • Hot Mineral Baths [the obligatory bath house scene]
  • If It Must Be So
  • Korea--The Land of Hats
  • Formosa, the Beautiful

Illustrations - full page plates* (66 in total).
Here are three examples of the plates.

Mt Fuji

page 109

Huge Wrestlers (Sumo)

page 223


page 375

Illustrations - text plates* (80 in total). Most text illustrations are full page width and 1/4 to 1/3 page tall. Some illustrations contain more than one photograph but most are a single photograph).

All illustrations (full plate and text) are black and white photographs. The back of the plates continues with text.

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